Guatemala Moves Embassy to Jerusalem

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

"I don't think people appointed her the schoolmarm of the world", Hanan Ashrawi, a top official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said at the United Nations, according to Reuters.

While condemning Israel's crimes, Khoshroo blasted Washington for its unconditional support for the Tel Aviv regime, stressing that the United States must be held accountable for its actions, especially relocating its embassy to the holy city.

"On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice".

Haley first warned she would "take names" when she arrived at the United Nations in January a year ago.

Protests and sporadic violence flared again on the Gaza border on Tuesday, though they were far fewer in number than the previous day, with two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire, Gaza's health ministry said.

Haley said that Israel had acted with "restraint," and argued that other countries would have also used lethal force in similar situations.

Ashrawi rejected Haley's assessment that the opening of the US embassy was not linked to the Gaza border demonstrations.

"It's extremely hard to find any relationship between reality and the words we hear coming out from the American representative here", Ashrawi said, according to Reuters.

The wave of protests coincide with Palestinian's annual Nakba Day, or "Day of Catastrophe", commemorating the expulsion, both prior to and after the 1948 Israel Declaration of Independence, of approximately 80 percent of Arab inhabitants on the land that became Israel.

The killings overshadowed the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, relocated from Tel Aviv in fulfilment of a campaign promise by US President Donald Trump, whose daughter Ivanka attended the inaugural ceremony.

Israel and the United States said Hamas - which rules Gaza - instigated the violence, an allegation denied by the militant group, which opposes Israel's existence.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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